With Xbox Game Pass seemingly proving to be a big success for Microsoft, it seemed like only a matter of time before Sony would need to respond. Sure enough, Bloomberg recently reported that Sony is currently working on a new service, codenamed Spartacus, that the PlayStation maker intends as a rival to Xbox Game Pass.
According to Jason Schreier’s report, Spartacus will merge existing Sony subscriptions PlayStation Now–which offers a library of hundreds of games via streaming, and some for download–and PlayStation Plus–which offers multiple free games a month, discounts on items in the PlayStation Store, and access to online play–into one service, offering access to recent and classic releases from Sony’s catalog.
Per the report, this tiered system would offer the benefits currently included with PS Plus to subscribers at the lowest tier, a selection of PS4 and PS5 games to subscribers at the next tier, and “extended demos, game streaming and a library of classic PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP games” at the highest of the three. Spartacus is planned for a Spring 2022 launch.
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